16 mars 2009

Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) - Sake Flasks (Tokkuri), pair. Japan, dated: 1873

Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) - Sake Flasks (Tokkuri), pair. Japan, dated: 1873. Glazed ceramic. H: 14 cm (5 1/2 inch), D: 5.5 cm (2 1/8 inch) Poem 1:Fluttering merrily andsleeping in the dewin a field of flowers,in whose dreamis this butterfly?Rengetsu age 83 (1873) Poem 2:The spring windever stirsthe branchesof the willows:silenceRengetsu age 83 (1873) Original box with a poem written on the lid, see above. Published: Black robe white mist: art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu, National Gallery of Australia... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2009

JADA Presents Masterpieces During New York Asia Week in Joint Exhibition

Wooden seated figure of Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) 11th Century Heian period H: 25.5 cm; W: 20 cm; D: 17.3 cm. Inscription on the box: Hiragushi Denchu. Provenance: Kofuku-ji temple NEW YORK, NY Exceptional works of art from pre-modern Japan will be on view in a joint exhibition held by the Japanese Art Dealers Association this March during Asia Week. Held for three days only, from March 15 through 17, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion/Ukrainian Institute at 2 E. 79th Street, the exhibition is organized by members of JADA, a trade... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2009

"The Golden Journey" @ the Art Gallery of South Australia

Jakugen, Japan, active early 18th century. Zao Gongen, 1704, Edo (Tokyo) wood, inlaid glass, traces of pigment 136.0 x 70.8 x 50.5 cm Gift of Andrew and Hiroko Gwinnett through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2007. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide ADELAIDE.- Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Golden Journey is a stunning display of nearly 300 diverse objects revealing the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art held in Australia’s major public and private collections. The exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2009

"Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Unknown maker, Japanese, The Mazarin Chest, about 1640. Wood covered in black lacquer with gold and silver hiramakie and takamakie lacquer; inlaid with gold, silver and shibuichi alloy; and mother-of-pearl shell; gilded copper fittings. Object: H: 59 X W: 101.5 X D: 63.9 cm. EX 2009.2.1. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 412(1-2)-1882@ V&A Images LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sometime around 1640, Japanese craftsmen at a lacquer workshop in Kyoto finished what was to become one of their country’s most beautiful historical... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century carved and of jointed construction, the seated figure with one leg drawn up, clad in a courtier's hunting attire, with fierce expression and open mouth, the left hand holding his accoutrement, now lost. height 35 in., 99 cm. Estimate 2,500—3,500 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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